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Fatal Car Accidents

Hyannis Car Accident Attorneys

At the Law Offices of John C. Manoog III, we are a full service personal injury law firm whose Cape Cod car accident lawyers represent accident victims, including the families of people who have lost their lives in car crashes. We understand the grief, trauma, and heartbreak caused by fatal car accidents. We are dedicated to helping families restore some semblance of stability to their lives after losing a loved one by helping them fight for any legal recovery to which they may be entitled.

Fatal Car Accidents Occur Frequently

Car accidents happen every day in Massachusetts and across the country. Sometimes it's easy to forget just how severe and even life threatening the injuries resulting from a crash may be. More than 400 people are killed in automobile accidents each year statewide, while the number of fatalities tops 30,000 throughout the country. Vehicle crashes are the leading killer of children, teens and young adults (ages 5 to 34), according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and are among the top ten causes of death for all ages.

Common Vehicle Accidents

There are a number of different types of car accidents, each of which raises the potential for serious injury and death. The most common types of crashes include:

  • Rear end accidents, in which the front end of one car hits the rear end of another vehicle;
  • Side impact collisions, in which one car collides with another's side driver or passenger doors; and
  • Head on crashes, in which the front ends of two cars collide "head on."

All car accidents, including those that may appear to be simple fender benders, have the potential to be fatal to both drivers and passengers.

Taking Legal Action After a Fatal Car Accident

A person whose spouse or family member has been killed in a car accident may seek to hold the parties at fault legally responsible by suing for wrongful death. A lawsuit on this theory usually requires the person suing to prove negligence, or generally that the person being sued acted irresponsibly and that these actions caused the loved one's death. Legal remedies available in a wrongful death suit may include the deceased's lost earnings and financial support, as well as compensation for the emotional loss of a loved one, and medical and funeral expenses.

How We Can Help You

At the Law Offices of John C. Manoog III, we know that there is no amount of money that can bring back a family member killed in a car accident, and no legal remedy that can fill the hole caused by the loss of a loved one. Our aim is simply to help clients through this incredibly trying time by giving them the peace of mind that we are fighting to get them the maximum legal recovery to which they are entitled, which may provide at least some level of financial stability.

Our lawyers combine more than 146 years of experience representing clients in a wide variety of personal injury cases, including those related to fatal car accidents. We are highly competent and aggressive litigators who prepare every case as if it will go to trial. That means thoroughly investigating the accident to determine how it was caused and who is responsible, whether it's another driver or a third party such as a carmaker, seatbelt manufacturer, or airbag installer. When it comes to at-fault drivers, common causes of fatal accidents include:

  • Texting or using a cell phone while driving
  • Speeding
  • Failing to use turn signals
  • Distracted driving (eating, drinking, changing radio stations, etc.)
  • Running a red light or disobeying a traffic sign

We are intimately familiar with the causes of car accidents, the methods for determining fault, and the legal issues that often arise in fatal crash cases. Among other victories, we have obtained settlements of up to $2.2 million in wrongful death cases.

We treat each client as an individual, and will always take the time to listen to your story, your questions, and your concerns. We will explain the various legal aspects of your case, and advise you of your rights and options. We will always return your phone calls and emails promptly, and we are dedicated to providing high quality legal service to you and your family from start to finish.

Fighting for Your Rights During Your Time of Need

From our office locations in Plymouth and Hyannis, the Massachusetts personal injury attorneys and criminal defense lawyers at the Law Offices of John C. Manoog III represent accident victims across the state. We offer convenient evening and weekend appointments, as well as remote visits if you are unable to come to our offices. Call us at 888.262.6664 or contact us online to schedule your no-cost initial consultation. Nós Falamos Português.

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